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CNBC
Nov 15, 2012 4:00pm EST
. thank you very much. >>> reaction from the aetna ceo, who is preparing his country in case we do go over the fiscal cliff. stay with us. [ female announcer ] want to spend less and retire with more? then don't get nickle and dimed by high cost investments and annoying account fees. at e-trade, our free easy-to-use online tools and experienced retirement specialists can help you build a personalized plan. and with our no annual fee iras and a wide range of low cost investments, you can execute the plan you want at a low cost. so meet with us, or go to etrade.com for a great retirement plan with low cost investments. ♪ >>> welcobackeverybody. thanks very much for joining us. i just want to say to all of our viewers, i got your notes, i got your e-mails, your tweets. don't think i didn't. and i asked erskine bowles is he going to become our next treasury secretary. he said emphatically no. i wanted to ask him while we were live, but we were knee-deep in the debt discussion. he said no. my next guest has emphatically stated that going over the fiscal cliff would hurt jobs and the econ
PBS
Nov 8, 2012 10:00pm PST
aetna, a health insurance company with more than $33 billion in renue and a worldwide workforce of some 34,000 people. he joins us from hartford, connecticut. mr. bertolini, thank you for being with us. and let me just start by saying, why is the fiscal cliff of such concern to you? i mean, do you -- what's the threat here? >> well, i think the big threat, judy, is that if we go off if fiscal cliff we will see negative g.d.p. in the first quarter. and when you get into a recession, american business, worldwide business, begins to make plans on how to reduce its operating costs. and that ultimately results in fewer jobs. so fewer jobs coupled with a negative g.d.p. ultimately put the economy in the wrong direction. and that's not good for anyone. >> woodruff: at the same time, i'm sure you know there's a body of thought out there that says some of the concern about the fiscal cliff is exaggerated. even if it didn't happen by january 1 that there would still be time to get things worked out that in other words this timetable is not so urgent, really. >> well, i think that's misplaced. ame
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 1:00pm EDT
the next hour, governor romney will be in aetna, ohio, an hour's drive away, 64 miles from the president. proof it is all about ohio with only days remaining on the campaign calendar. so joining me now for our daily fix, chris cizilla who hasn't had to walk or drive ney where today. msnbc contributor and managing editor of post politics.com and charlie cook dean of all the analysts, msnbc political analysts, founder of the cook report, our bible indeed. let me start with you, charlie, a couple days out where do you see the state of the race? >> well, i think that you've got about -- i don't buy the michigan nevada pennsylvania wisconsin are still in play. i don't think those outcomes are still in doubt. i think obama will win those four. we're really down to the last seven states and their 94 electoral votes and obama needs 17 out of 94 and romney needs 79 out of 94. when one candidate only needs 18% of the electoral votes in the toss up states and the other 84%, the odds are a lot better for the candidate that needs the 18% and that's president obama. so, i think the popular v
CNBC
Nov 8, 2012 6:00am EST
spending cuts and tax increases, it could derail a recovery. yesterday aetna ceo told us if a solution isn't found, the u.s. economy will face dire consequences. >> the top line has to grow. if the top line doesn't grow, you have to do something about expenses. >> and he said -- you don't usually get ceos that have employees saying if we go over it, i'm laying off 10% of my workforce. >> he said he would start laying off people and in some cases you could expect 10%. when we pushed him on that, he said i won't announce that here. but he said gdp would probably drop by 1 pp.7%. that translates in to a one percentage point increase in the unemployment which translates in to 100 basis points in health care cost which is means he has to lay people off. >> but i thought the suggestion was that he thinks he'll layoff 10%. >> i couldn't tell if he was saying that just as a round number or not. that would seem extreme. >> i was kidding that people were watching us with the bickering. they may not have been watching us, but it became clearer that the two sides, if one side -- and i love this. i
CNBC
Nov 7, 2012 5:00am EST
. that's at 8:15 a.m. eastern time. and we have a special extended interview with aetna chairman and ceo mark bertolini. he will talk about the future of health care in america now that the election is over. and john roberts left it in the voters' hands and the voters, we will have obama care in all likelihood now. and i would like at the hospital stocks today among others to see how those move. even though the overall market is now indicated lower. but there will be pockets. >> -- people were expecting it, but now how much room there is -- >> are you going to check the coal stocks when they open today? >> no, i was kind of looking at -- >> gun stocks go up either way. coal, i don't think so. >> let's get a check at the overall markets right now. joe was just talking about the futures. we had been looking at the futures, the dow futures indicated up by 50% this morning, but that has turned around. you can see right now those dow futures down by about 73 points, s&p futures down by about eight points. the banks are indicated weaker, jpmorgan, citigroup, bank of america, goldman sachs,
CNN
Nov 14, 2012 9:00am PST
white house meeting general electric ceo american express ceo -- and the ceos of aetna, ford, ibm, proctor & gamble, honeywell, pepsco, and -- many leaders said they are holding back hiring and spending because they're worried about washington gridlock over the fiscal cliff. what are we talking about here? .$7 trillion in tax hikes and spending cuts that's going to take effect next year if sknk and the president don't come up with a budget deal. nearly 90% of all americans will see an increase in taxes mechanics year. the average household will pay about $3,500 more a year in taxes. jennifer granholm is michigan's former governor and now host of current tv's "war the war room." you might remember her rouzing speech at the democratic national convention nominating president obama. it is now to the serious business of governing. jennifer, thank you for being with us. i know you bring that enthusiasm again to some of the big problems we have here. let's talk about the fiscal cliff, the democrats, republicans trying to figure out a way to avert this fiscal cliff by figuring out a way
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 7:00pm PDT
you want real change? >> and governor romney will be in aetna, ohio. >> this is about eric mac. >> the salesman versus the storm. >> we're going to win on tuesday night. >> all the battlegrounds look winnable for the president. >> we're really down to the last seven states. >> it is still all about the economy. >> we've made real progress. >> you've got this jobs report, the unemployment report. >> definitely a strong jobs report. >> stronger than expected. >> that's good. >> unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> he is about as hollow as the tin man. >> if we don't run candy crowley, romney will be the nominee and he'll lose. >>> we begin tonight with the latest on the recovery from the devastation of hurricane sandy. nbc news has now confirmed 94 deaths from the storm. more than half of those killed, 48 died in the state of new york. of that 48 in the state, 40 deaths occurred here in new york city. and of those 40 new york city deaths, more than half, 22, occurred in the borough that was the hardest hit. staten island. it's greater than every other state
NBC
Nov 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
campaigning today. >> reporter: so close to the end, you know they're in ohio. mitt romney in aetna. >> i'm counting on you. >> president obama in hilliard taking credit for the auto bailout. >> it paid off in toledo, where chrysler's adding more than 1,000 new jobs on a second shift. not in china. right here in ohio. >> reporter: it paid off for him in in ohio polls. >> this morning we learned -- than at any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: it's the last jobless report before the vote. 7.9% unemployment. slightly worse. >> the president went to springfield, ohio. >> reporter: romney stopped in wisconsin where he's polling five points behind. >> candidate obama promised to do so very much. but he's fallen so very short. >> reporter: he said the president pledged unemployment down to 5% by now. >> today we learned that it's actually 7.9%. and that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. think of that. >> reporter: governor romney has two stops in ohio today. president obama three. and they'll both be back
FOX News
Nov 14, 2012 1:00pm PST
words there but the action is not there. >>neil: one of the folks in the group, was it -- was aetna chairman and he said go slow on the revenue push with a sputtering economy here. so, i am wondering how that could have been received because some of the other guys there i don't know their voting a >> -- voting allegiance i wonder how heated it might is gotten. >> to be honest we will have to do more digging on whether it got heated or not or whether it was a diplomatic exchange. maybe as they say in diplomat parlance, a frank exchange of views, i suspect some of the c.e.o.'s are not happy of revenue being on the table. >>neil: do they let it rip in that kind of a venue, you used to it and nothing intimidates you but the at white house it is intimidating so these guys who are loaded for bear, get in there and they are ready to let him have it and they just fold. >>guest: i have seen it many times they go to the oval office, and they are in awe even as a big c.e.o. and it is hardtory te the president face to face i don't like your plan. the other thing that the president has, wraps, i
NBC
Nov 13, 2012 11:00am EST
ceos of general electric and aetna. the man thought to be the next leader of microsoft, left without explanation after 23 years of microsoft. meanwhile, apple stores get better sales per square foot than any other retailer. average sales of over $6,000 per square foot a year. it's how they measure it. home depot earnings were better than expected showing a slow improvement. home depot reported third quarter profits of $1 billion on 18 billion in sales. the motor trend car of the year is, electric. the tesla surprised gear heads all over. the $57,000 car gets 265 miles on one charge. unlike other electric cars, it can reach speeds of 133 miles per hour. not that i would know what it's like to drive that fast. back to you. >> i don't know, either. if we do, it's aur secret. thanks for stopping by. >>> i don't know if you can see it, but it's snowing here in the studio. someone said this might happen. incredible. you can make anything happen at a wedding. >> anything can happen. >> you can do all kinds of things. we have a 1920s winter wonderland theme here. we have music from artists w
FOX News
Nov 19, 2012 1:00pm PST
health care act. >>guest: that is right. most people who have private health plans like aetna get it through a job and a small number get it glue a broker but this anticipateses a health exchange like a dmv office that sells the one side fits all government-designed felt plan. >>stuart: the exchanges have to be set up and running bought of next year. >>guest: that is right. >> some republican governors are saying we will not set up the exchange, we don't have the money. >>guest: they not required to because the constitution says the federal government can thought require or force states to do that. >> lot of viewers do not like obamacare would this don't set up an exchange in your state would that cut emobamacare? >>guest: it will delay it and perhaps scuttle it. the federal government is probably not going to be able to set up all the insurance exchanges by october in 10 1/2 months. so people will not be able to enroll their required hilt care plan. here is the second glitch. this law not only calls for the insurance exchanges but it calls for insurance exchanges to hand out subs
CNN
Nov 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
cincinnati. john, to show you how important this is, mitt romney also in ohio, we're going to go to aetna and listen in. >> 5 million jobs short. those are real americans. can't find work. 23 million in all can't find work or can't find work that is up to their needs, only finding part time work. this is a critical time. the president was a president who took office with the economy as the number one challenge. and, you know, he's got a higher unemployment today than when he took office. think of that. the president of the united states presides over a nation under his leadership where unemployment is higher than the day he took office. and, of course, he said he was going to save social security and medicare because they were headed to insolvency. what has happened instead, he made no effort to save either one. and in fact, he took $716 billion from medicare to pay for obama care. and then he said he was going to lower the cost of your health insurance. by $2,500 a family by now. instead it has gone up by $3,000 a family. and gasoline prices, they're also up by $2,000 a family. and then,
FOX Business
Nov 30, 2012 1:00pm EST
you have aetna going past january. ashley: thank you so much, lord. tracy: did aetna not get the memo. coming up, a one-two punch for american shoppers. about to send prices even higher once again. ashley: let's take a look at some of the winners and losers. we have some winners out there. kosko of nearly two dollars on the day. apollo group down nearly 2%. sears down nearly 3%. we will be right back. ♪ tracy: we have some breaking news. this management and potential security briefs at the sec. peter: this is a new report from the inspector general which found after an investigation that several laptop computers were left unprotected. this happened, of all places in the computer security lab at the division of trading and markets which oversees the nation's stock exchange. there is no evidence that any sensitive information was compromised. the laptops were reported lost or stolen. any of the unprotected laptops could have been compromised in that inspector general found evidence that the unprotected laptops were left unattended in hotel rooms and offices outside of the sdc. and som
FOX Business
Nov 13, 2012 1:00pm EST
. >> aetna ceo who will meet with president obama tomorrow spoke earlier on the company's back up plans and possible layoffs if our leaders in washington can not work together to avoid the fiscal cliff. peter barnes at the four seasons in washington at "the wall street journal" ceo council. peter, not just ceos in attendance. >> that's right. right now we're hearing from politicians including senator robb portman, republican of ohio and what he is proposing, today, is he wants congress and the president to agree to extend all of the bush tax cuts for everyone, for, six months and then, use that time to try to get comprehensive tax reform which he says will create the kind of tax revenues that the president and democrats say they want from republicans. now there are 80 ceos here and some of them are giving clear warnings to the politicians here in washington. you mentioned aetna's mark bert toe lien any, who is one of those going to the white house tomorrow, to talk to president obama. some of the companies here have created backup plans that include layoffs should the politicians here not r
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 1:00am EST
on dropping those costs. most recently the president of aetna said very clearly -- not only if we drop those costs would we make health care more affordable, we would also deal with balancing our national debt. so these are all very constructive areas that we all should agree to. that the american public wants us to pursue. we remain optimistic because of the way the president has gone out there and is selling this concept, not only in white house public. i commend leader boehner, speaker boehner, setting the appropriate tone in the conference. we know there are differences in both the caucus and the conference, but it is the common thread that should unite us and allow us to move forward in a way that will both put the country back to work, provide for deficit reduction, and deal long term with the concept of debt reduction while allowing americans to be fully insured and covered under their health care. that is why we are optimistic and we would like to see more work effort here, but we remain optimistic as we go forward. tomorrow we will have another caucus meeting, and electio
CNBC
Nov 7, 2012 2:00pm EST
. united health, aetna, humana and wellpoint all lower on concerns about obama care's limits on profits and mandates on coverage. >>> on the flip side though, the clearer path towards enacting obama care lifting hospital stocks in today's massive sell-off. we're talking about names like health management, community health, hca holdings, tenet health care. these companies costs for paying for services for the core are expected to drop over time. managing director and co-head of research at crt capital group joins us. cheryl, you follow these hospital stocks. you've talked about them before on the show. is this just the beginning or could things change? >> well, i think we're going to enjoy a period of euphoria, ul actually, as we understand that the hospital companies finally do have some clarity, that the reform is almost certain. not 100% certain but almost certain to go through. i think that what we're seeing today is the correct reflection, unlike when the supreme court decision was made it was a little bit too early and a little bit too much exuberance. today we're seeing th
PBS
Nov 14, 2012 12:00am PST
so-called fiscal cliff. those include the c.e.o. of aetna insurance, one of several business leaders meeting with the president tomorrow; the leader of a centrist think tank called "third way"; and a panel of three republicans on how their party should respond to last week's vote. as we heard from judy, president obama met with leaders of labor and liberal groups today at the white house. we're joined now by two who were there. dennis van roekel is the president of the national education association, with some three million members, including teachers. it's the largest labor union in the country. and justin ruben, executive director of move-on.org, a political advocacy group. want to start with you. what was the key message that you brought to the white house and wanted the president to hear today? >> i brought the message that, number one, it's important that we let the bush tax cuts disappearhe wealthiest 2%. as we're looking for a 1.2 trillion dollar solution, 829 billion takes us a long way there. i also brought a message that there are other areas of taxes that we looked at that
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
aetna and westchester both counties that voted republican the last three elections. you look at the president's campaign schedule and it makes the buckeye state look like an airline hub for airforce one with ohio stops every day through the election. colorado, swing through florida, got to change planes in ohio. mitt romney not only focused on ohio but is trying to broaden the battleground map. what is he up to here with this decision to campaign in pennsylvania on sunday? he's also got new hampshire on his list twice not once. the smallest swing state. they think it is edging their direction but more importantly for their math the 270 they don't get there with florida, virginia, ohio. they get there with florida, virginia, ohio, and one small state in this case new hampshire. meanwhile vice president joe biden makes two stops in wisconsin. congressman paul ryan begins his day in colorado before flying back to the midwest for a rally in cedar falls, iowa. then he joins romney in westchester in ohio tonight. then there's former president bill clinton for the fifth player in all of th
NBC
Nov 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
sides badly want them. so close to the end you know they're in ohio. mitt romney in aetna. >> i'm counting on you. >> reporter: president obama in hilliard taking credit for the auto bailout. >> it paid off in toledo. where chrysler's adding more than 1,000 new jobs on a second shift. not in china. right here in ohio. >> reporter: it paid off for him. a two-point lead in ohio polls. >> compaes hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: it's the last jobs report before the vote. 7.9% unemployment, slightly worse. 171,000 new jobs, better than expected but not great. >> 700,000 is really where we want to be. relative to where we were last spring this is much better. >> reporter: the president went to springfield, ohio taking on more that he says is better. >> housing starts are on the rise. we're less dependent on foreign oil than any time in the last 40 years. >> reporter: on his way to ohio romney stopped in wisconsin, where he's polling five points behind. >> candidate obama prochls promised to do so very much but he's fall zone very sho
MSNBC
Nov 15, 2012 9:00am EST
make the system work better. >> all right, aetna ceo, mark bertolini. thanks for coming on. >>> next, a look at the marriage gap and why president obama owes single men and women a big thanks. >>> but thirst, today's trivia question -- what is the largest number of states won by a losing candidate in a presidential election? tweet me the answer @chucktodddailyrundown. coming up. lists all done. raise the roof! no one says that anymore, mom. [ woman ] raise the roof! ah? raise the roof! [ male announcer ] it's our biggest toy rollback of the year. find hundreds of rollbacks on the season's hottest toys in stores now, from america's gift headquarters, walmart. and you learned something along the way. this is the age of knowing what you're made of. so, why let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra. 20 million men already have. ask if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain; it may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. side effects include headache, flushing, upset stomach, and abnormal vision. to avo
MSNBC
Nov 14, 2012 4:00pm EST
to meetings with business leaders from companies as diverse as aetna and epcy to chevron and walmart. on friday he welcomes congressional leaders to the white house when he says he'll attempt to come to an agreement on taxes and soon. >> i want a big deal. i want a comprehensive deal. i want to see if we can, you know, at least for the foreseeable future provide certainty to businesses and the american people so that we can focus on job growth. >> msnbc's mike viqueira joins us live from the white house. the president is clearly ready for whatever republicans plan to throw at him when they show up for meetings at the white house tomorrow. he showed up at that press conference today and he was in fighting form, wasn't he? >> reporter: he was. certainly with regard to that issue of susan rice, u.n. ambassador. in terms of the tax cut, the fiscal cliff approaching, looming now, which everyone agrees would be a catastrophe if we were to go over it, there's still a lot of brinksmanship going on. the president said proposal from republicans to raise revenue without raising tax rates on the
CNBC
Nov 28, 2012 1:00pm EST
down at the white house giving the president some advice. i believe this is mr. bertolini of aetna. >> -- this nation is one grand bargain away from leading the world out of ifts recession and dominating the world's economy for the next 50 years. so we had very comprehensive and frank conversations today with leaders of congress. the good news is that everybody understands the urgency about what needs to be done and how quickly it needs to be done. secondly, they have a good idea what the issues are. there aren't a whole lot. they're pretty much around what do we do about revenue and what do we do about entitlement reform. the bad news -- we are running out of time. my latest calculation, we're 802 hours away from having a big problem that will send the economy into recession and put people out of work. and we don't want to see that happen. so we encourage congress and the would you be -- >> all right. saying -- john carney, maybe you can comment on this -- he said there weren't a lot of issues and that everybody has a good grasp of what those issues are. >> but they're two big one
FOX Business
Nov 19, 2012 3:00pm EST
election, we had a sell off right before it and now this is starting to back bounce -- you look at aetna and united healthcare, these types of stocks are clearly benefitting from the election results we have seen here. liz: let's do a one month so we can get a better sense of really the move right here. again similar to what you would see with the banks coming back up once again. so now would have been the moment to buy, but is this a decent moment still too? >> i think we're still going to see this as positive effect towards the end of the year. it is really next year, the whole fiscal cliff concept, it all gets bundled into one. how does that play moving forward? i think on this one it is more of a short-term basis. liz: let's talk about what you don't like. >> airlines. i have had a love-hate relationship with the airline sector there. you look at airlines. you have seen massive consolidation in the airline sector. you're trying to see -- you're seeing some of the load numbers are down, capacities are down. the stock prices have been in a fall, and they've stayed in a very -- a tight
CNBC
Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm EST
movers after the election, hit on the hmo names and hospital names as well, humana, wellpoint, aetna, the biggest movers today, the flip side, hospital store, tenet health care, hca, tallied big gapes helped along by goldman sachs on hca. the thinking parents before couldn't pay will now be able to not pay but it will be covered. >> a lot more coverage out of this. this is where you want to be this has been a telegraphed strayed. as we said before, leading up into the obama re-election, people were unsure. backed off a bit when romney came on a little bit in october but then we start to see the resur gems gence of strength he. i would be locking in sales, think way too long in the tooth for the hospitals. >> talked about tenet health earlier, stock up 10% today. talked about it when they reversed split, scared a lot of people away this is one name that might buck that trend and it has, but you get thc up 10% on four, five times normal volume, fortunate enough to be in it, absolutely no reason you shouldn't be taking profits. >> also look at the names to be cautious on, xlv, heavy in
CNBC
Nov 12, 2012 6:00am EST
do it it's like whoa, wait a minute. >> dan the thing that causes worry, when you hear from aetna's ceo says this happens he has to put his plans in place in the next two weeks if we go go over the fiscal cliff you'll see an increase by 1% in the unemployment rate which means an increase of 100 basis points in health care costs he at aetna will have to lay off people. he's putting those plans in place. >> the numbers are sliding all over the place, becky. on the other hand if corporate managers look at what else is going on in the economy, the election is behind us, we've got very accommodative monetary policy, suddenly we have some level of certainty on the fiscal situation, you could suddenly see investment decisions being made and some of this $1.7 trillion on corporate balance sheets going into the economy. >> dan, can i just make sure that you're saying that this is something that happens if we go over the fiscal cliff and we come up with a better plan using the base lines, not necessarily if we go over the fiscal cliff and stick with those base lines? >> the base lines are the
NBC
Nov 14, 2012 7:00am EST
fiscal cliff. among those attending the meeting, the ceo of aetna, american express, ge, ford, pepsi and walmart, urging washington to work together to come to a resolution. meantime, millions of facebook shares could hit the market today as a lockup on some 800 million shares expires. natalie. >> courtney reagan at the new york stock exchange. thank you. >>> a fiery plane crash in a jackson, mississippi neighborhood left no survivors killing all three people on board. the single-engine piper had just taken off from a local airport when it struck a home. amazingly a resident in that house escaped with only minor injuries. >>> u.s. soccer gold medalist hope solo and her fiance spent what would have been a wedding day in a seattle courtroom tuesday. the former seattle seahawks star jeremy stevens had been arrested monday for a domestic violence case against solo. police reports indicates that solo suffered a bloody laceration on her elbow. stevens was released and not charged. >>> the man accusing elmo puppeteer kevin clash of engaging him in an underage sexual relationship has
MSNBC
Nov 4, 2012 5:00am PST
don't know -- >> right. you have some sort of sense, for instance, that aetna gave millions of dollars to a group called american action network. that was accidentally leaked. >> oops. >> you can see why a corporation doesn't want these donations to come out. with target for instance. >> tell the target story. it happens before this campaign got revved up. >> right. >> it kind of, it was like in baseball when you throw a fastball. it was a brushback pitch. >> target gave money to a candidate, i believe it was in minnesota for the governor who was seen as being anti-gay marriage. as soon as this came out, there was a lot of boycotts, target had to come out and apologize for giving this donation. it was like, why would i want to put this out publicly what i think. there is a sense that, you know, if i want to give money to a particular cause or candidate, i can do it through social welfare and nobody has to know. >> the big ones there are cross roads being run by karl rove. >> yes. >> and the chamber of commerce. i didn't realize how big of a player the commerce is. >> yeah. americans fo
CNN
Nov 14, 2012 5:00am EST
aetna, xerox, american express, honeywell, walmart, and general electric. jeff immelt. dow, procter & gamble, ford, pepsi, ibm and chevron. these are not people who have had a history of outright hostility to president obama. some of them are supporters. this is a broad coalition of large businesses and they're going to talk about issues like taxation, job creation, and the fiscal cliff. another bunch of ceos who have joined the nonpartisan fix the debt campaign. you'll have seen some of their ads. they're taking iconic ads and making them about the debt. let me tell you about what people are thinking about the fiscal cliff, it's very confusing. i'm hearing a lot of people saying why are you carrying on about this all the time? pew asked a number of people, "the washington post" and pew together did a survey. here's what it showed. they asked what do you think the effect of the automatic tax increases and spending cuts, which are the fiscal cliff, will have on the u.s. economy? 68% said that it would have a major effect. 21% minor effect. 2% said no effect. 10% said they don't know.
CNN
Nov 14, 2012 4:00am PST
think it's giving the president cover. you see there the ceos of aetna, xerox, american express, honeywell, walmart, ge, dow, procter & gamble, ford, pepsi. these are not people who are hostile to the president, so is it giving him cover? these are big employers. the president needs to discuss the fiscal cliff and taxes with them. what the allegation is is that there are no representatives of small business there and no representatives of the don't touch taxes, the grover norquist u.s. chamber of commerce group represented there. that's a relationship the president doesn't have. >> i think it could be you're right i don't know that all of th you put up that big list and showed all the faces. not all of them are pro-obama. >> but they are not the most hostile bunch about the president. >> and it is a sliding scale. ali velshi, thank you. >>> from the fiscal cliff to what is cliffhanger truly on capitol hill, the minority leader nancy pelosi. is she going to retire? expected to announce her decision later this morning. cnn's senior congressional correspondent dana bash is followin
CNBC
Nov 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
means for investors in the markets. aetna's ceo. tomorrow on cnbc. from local communities to local businesses. the potential of yelp unlocked. nyse euronext. unlocking the world's potential. to a currency market for everyone. the potential of fxcm unlocked. nyse euronext. unlocking the world's potential. a short word that's a tall order. up your game. up the ante. and if you stumble, you get back up. up isn't easy, and we ought to know. we're in the business of up. everyday delta flies a quarter of million people while investing billions improving everything from booking to baggage claim. we're raising the bar on flying and tomorrow we will up it yet again. ♪ mom? dad? guys? [ engine turns over ] [ engine revs ] ♪ he'll be fine. [ male announcer ] more people are leaving bmw, mercedes and lexus for audi than ever before. take advantage of exceptional values during the season of audi event. to compete on the global stage. what we need are people prepared for the careers of our new economy. by 2025 we could have 20 million jobs without enough college graduates to fill them. that'
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